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These Were Amazon’s Top Selling Devices Over the Holiday Weekend – Fortune


These Were Amazon's Top Selling Devices Over the Holiday Weekend
Amazon touted sales of Fire TV, Echo, and more but declined to reveal actual numbers. Amazon touted the sales of its own devices over the past holiday weekend, announcing that Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday were the best ever for …
Amazon says Fire TV was top streaming device at US retailers, but only before Apple Insider
Amazon: Devices hit record sales over weekendUSA TODAY
Sales of Amazon devices triple over holiday weekend, setting new record for GeekWire
The Verge –ZDNet –Reuters
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Posted on 1 December 2015 | 4:12 pm

Obama Says Parts of Climate Deal Must Be Legally Binding – New York Times


Obama Says Parts of Climate Deal Must Be Legally Binding
New York Times
Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaration was a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge to Republican senators, many of …
Climate talks updates: The hard work at COP21 begins today in ParisLos Angeles Times
Wondering what's different about the Paris climate change negotiations? Here's Washington Post
After leaders' rhetoric, climate negotiators start work on dealReuters
CNN –Huffington Post –TIME
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Posted on 1 December 2015 | 4:07 pm

​Google hires former head of Tesla’s Autopilot team – Silicon Valley Business Journal

The Verge

​Google hires former head of Tesla's Autopilot team
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Google hired the former leader for Tesla's Autopilot, Robert Rose, according to 9to5Google, citing Rose's LinkedIn page. It is unclear exactly what role Rose has taken at Google; his new position is only listed as “software engineer” at Google Robotics.
Tesla Motors Inc Loses Another Key Employee; Did Apple Strike Again?Business Finance News
Tesla Loses Its Autopilot Engineering Manager To GoogleValueWalk
Google Bags Tesla Motors Autopilot Head (Updated)STGIST
DC Inno –The Car Connection –Tech Insider (blog) –LinkedIn
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Posted on 1 December 2015 | 3:56 pm

7 year itch: AT&T raising unlimited data plan price for first time since 2008 – ZDNet


7 year itch: AT&T raising unlimited data plan price for first time since 2008
Been holding on to that AT&T unlimited data plan like a dog with a bone since your iPhone 3G? You can still keep it, but you're going to pay a little more for it. Starting February 2016, the carrier will be boosting the data fee by $5 for any customers
Grandfathered Into Unlimited AT&T Data? Get Ready to Pay MorePC Magazine
AT&T's raising the prices of legacy unlimited data plansPCWorld
The last great bargain in mobile data is getting more expensiveQuartz
Android Police –ConsumerAffairs –Tech Times –9to5Mac
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Posted on 1 December 2015 | 3:35 pm

Want Nokia’s OZO VR Camera? $60K, Please – PC Magazine

PC Magazine

Want Nokia's OZO VR Camera? $60K, Please
PC Magazine
Nokia this week formally debuted its OZO professional VR camera, with features like real-time preview, wireless operation, and full 3D 360 audio and video broadcasting. "We're at the dawn of an exciting new medium that will transform the way people …
Nokia's Ozo virtual reality camera packs $60K price tagCNET
Nokia's $60000 virtual reality camera is now available for pre-orderMashable
In your dreams: Nokia prices Ozo immersive video camera at $60000PCWorld
TechCrunch –Tech Times
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Posted on 1 December 2015 | 3:26 pm

Chrome’s Browser On Android Can Now Save Up To 70% Of Your Data – TechCrunch


Chrome's Browser On Android Can Now Save Up To 70% Of Your Data
For some time, Google has been developing technology to reduce data consumption on mobile devices. Last January, the company officially introduced an optional data compression feature into its Chrome mobile browser, allowing users to reduce their data …
Google Boosts Chrome's Data-Saving Mode on AndroidPC Magazine
Chrome Data Saver Now Shaves Off Up To 70% Data By Loading Images On Demand On Android Police
Google Chrome For Android Data Saver Update Uses 70 Percent Less Data When Web Tech Times
Droid Life (press release) (blog) –BetaNews –Phone Arena –Google Play
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Posted on 1 December 2015 | 3:01 pm

Apple Releases (PRODUCT)RED Leather Cases for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus – Mac Rumors

Mac Rumors

Apple Releases (PRODUCT)RED Leather Cases for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
Mac Rumors
An official (PRODUCT)RED version of Apple's leather case for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been spotted in at least one Apple retail store today, as reported by French tech site iGeneration [Google Translate]. When the new line of iPhones
OnePlus iPhone Case Comes Complete With OnePlus X InviteAndroid Headlines – Android News
Apple may release a metal iPhone 6c in FebruaryPhone Arena
Apple Granted 55 Patents Today Covering Fingerprint Technology behind Touch ID Patently Apple
TechCrunch –Phandroid.com –Tech Times
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Posted on 1 December 2015 | 2:59 pm

Report: VTech Breach Exposed Photos of Kids, Chat Logs – PC Magazine

PC Magazine

Report: VTech Breach Exposed Photos of Kids, Chat Logs
PC Magazine
It turns out the VTech hacker is hoarding more than just the personal data of millions of customers. The alleged mastermind behind the fourth largest consumer data breach told Motherboard that the hack exposed other sensitive information, including …
Toymaker VTech Working With Regulators After Massive HackNBCNews.com
Toy maker hack exposes data of 5 million – including personal info of childrenFox News
VTech Working With H.K. Regulator After Kids Accounts HackedBloomberg
Tech Times –Business Insurance –Philly.com
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Posted on 1 December 2015 | 2:52 pm

Brains aren’t actually ‘male’ or ‘female,’ new study suggests – Washington Post

Washington Post

Brains aren't actually 'male' or 'female,' new study suggests
Washington Post
Lots of folks — well-intentioned and otherwise — like to point out the supposed differences between male and female brains. But it's time to throw away the brain gender binary, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National …
Your Brain Is a Mosaic of Male and FemaleLive Science
Male brain vs. female brain? Research says they're unisexChicago Tribune
How different are men's and women's brains? Not as much as we may thinkToday.com
Fox News Latino –The Guardian –Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences –Tel Aviv University
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Posted on 1 December 2015 | 2:13 pm

Even Small Whales Worth $100000 – Discovery News

Discovery News

Even Small Whales Worth $100000
Discovery News
Japan's recent announcement from its Fisheries Agency that it plans to hunt 333 Antarctic minke whales over the next four months provides a reminder of how valuable even these small whales are, and the lengths that some people will go to in order to
Research whale ships leave for AntarcticThe Japan News
Sea Shepherd UK – Sea Shepherd Condemns Japan's Criminal Conspiracy to Poach Sea Shepherd UK

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Posted on 1 December 2015 | 12:02 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

U.S. government reveals breadth of requests for Internet records

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation has used a secretive authority to compel Internet and telecommunications firms to hand over customer data including an individual’s complete web browsing history and records of all online purchases, a court filing released Monday shows. The documents are believed to be the first time the government has provided details of its so-called national security letters, which are used by the FBI to conduct electronic surveillance without the need for court approval. The filing made public Monday was the result of an 11-year-old legal battle waged by Nicholas Merrill, founder of Calyx Internet Access, a hosted service provider, who refused to comply with a national security letter (NSL) he received in 2004.

Posted on 1 December 2015 | 9:37 am

Amazon gadget sales more than triple over Thanksgiving weekend

The new Amazon Fire tablet is displayed during a media event introducing new Amazon products in San Francisco, California(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said sales of its electronic gadgets more than tripled over the Thanksgiving weekend from last year, with the Fire tablet the top-selling product. Amazon's shares were up 1 percent at $671 in early trading on Tuesday.

Posted on 1 December 2015 | 2:49 pm

Nokia prices virtual reality camera at $60,000

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland’s Nokia on Tuesday said it will price its virtual reality camera at $60,000 and begin its shipments in the first quarter of next year. Launched initially in July, the spherical camera features eight sensors and microphones and it is designed for making 3D movies and games that can be watched and played with virtual reality headsets. Once the world’s largest mobile phone maker, Nokia is now focused on making telecom network equipment. It is also planning to come back to the phone business by designing and licensing handsets next year. …

Posted on 1 December 2015 | 9:14 am

Canadian start-up backed by BlackBerry founder unveils wireless tracking technology

Mike Lazaridis, president and co-chief executive officer of Research in Motion, speaks at the RIM Blackberry developers conference in San FranciscoA Canadian start-up backed by one of BlackBerry's founders unveiled a technology on Tuesday for tracking wireless signals that it says can be used for detecting intruders, managing crowds or finding victims of natural disasters. Cognitive Systems Corp said its Amera technology senses motion in physical space by detecting small changes in the wireless signals that invisibly connect smartphones and other devices to broader networks. The closely held company is largely backed by Mike Lazaridis' Quantum Valley Investments fund, which aims to help bring breakthrough technologies to market.

Posted on 1 December 2015 | 1:08 pm

Target website stumbles on Cyber Monday, rivals out of stock

A shopper takes part in Black Friday sales at a Target store in ChicagoBy Nandita Bose and Nathan Layne CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. shoppers seeking to avoid the holiday crowds at bricks-and-mortar stores and snare deals on Cyber Monday came face-to-face with traffic jams and product sellouts, with some customers of Target Corp forced to wait in a virtual line. Sales on Cyber Monday, traditionally the busiest day of the year for Internet shopping, were expected to finish up 12 percent from a year earlier at $2.98 billion, according to Adobe Digital Index, part of Adobe Systems Inc, which provides digital marketing and media services to merchants. "Consumers are hyped for Cyber Monday, with social buzz more positive than what we saw on Black Friday, but they need to brace themselves for the highest out-of-stock rates of the season so far," said Tamara Gaffney, principal analyst at Adobe Digital Index.

Posted on 1 December 2015 | 1:04 am

China’s Didi bullish on U.S. partner Lyft, criticizes Uber

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – Ride-hailing company Didi Kuaidi, the Chinese front of an anti-Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] alliance, said it is seeing better than expected results from its September investment in Lyft, Uber’s main rival on its U.S. home turf. “The strategic partnership we’ve built has been actually more successful than we anticipated from the beginning,” Didi’s Stephen Zhu, vice president of strategy, told reporters in Beijing on Tuesday. “Ever since we invested in Lyft, their market share has grown so much,” Zhu said, without giving exact figures.

Posted on 1 December 2015 | 12:58 pm

4 times Apple has shamelessly ripped off its fans

My major criticism of Apple isn’t that it charges a lot for its products — rather, it’s that in addition to charging a lot for its products, it also finds ways to shamelessly nickel-and-dime customers by charging extra money for things that it should include as part of the product. I was reminded of this earlier this week when I read the rumor about Apple potentially ditching the headphone jack for the iPhone 7 and considered the prospect of paying extra for an adapter just so my headphones would still be usable with my phone. All this got me thinking about past ways that Apple has shamelessly ripped off its loyal fans. I came up with four particularly prominent examples, although

Posted on 1 December 2015 | 3:33 pm

The Nextbit Robin cloud phone is taking shape

The Nextbit Robin cloud phone is taking shapeThe company's design chief Scott Croyle was in London this morning to show off the latest iteration of its upcoming Robin Android smartphone, before jetting off to Paris and completing the hype circuit with a visit to Berlin. What Croyle and his team had to show was still an engineering sample, lacking the refinement and precision of the final product, though it's now running Nextbit's software, which is a milestone in and of itself. My first impression of the Robin is a positive one, as it has the light weight and narrow sides of a phone I can use comfortably with one hand.

Posted on 1 December 2015 | 3:09 pm

10 best Cyber Week sales you can shop all week long

If you’ve been following our Black Friday 2015 and Cyber Monday 2015 coverage for the past couple of weeks, it would have been almost impossible to avoid saving money. We’ve made it painfully easy to save on anything and everything you could possibly want to buy this holiday season, from electronics to home goods to clothes and everything in between. Do you still have shopping left to do and you were worried that you missed out on all the big sales? Think again. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are both now behind us, but the savings continue all week long. In this article, we’ll show you the 10 best online Cyber Week sales on the web so you can finish up

Posted on 1 December 2015 | 3:06 pm

Cyber Monday nabs sales record again, but perhaps not for long

Cyber Monday breaks sales record again, but perhaps not for longWith more holiday spending happening earlier, Cyber Monday may soon lose its crown as the biggest online US sales day of the year.

Posted on 1 December 2015 | 2:57 pm